Every Thanksgiving and holiday season I see these beautiful tablescapes with expensive china and hundreds of dollars worth of silverware. I noticed though, you never see more than maybe 12 places set. My entire extended family gets together often and with 40 of us all eating together, we don’t have the time or energy to wash dishes for that many people! That is where my idea for a beautiful yet disposable tablescape came from!
The first step to creating a high end feel is to get a neutral, matching color of plates, dessert plates, and cups. If you get those patterned paper plates it is pretty obvious they are paper! i got these beautiful plastic plates with the silver rim from Costco. They have them year round and people always ask ‘Are you sure I can throw these away?’ when they are finished.
Silverware isn’t important if it’s wrapped in a napkin Right? I used what someone else brought. They happened to be clear and obviously no real silverware is clear. I wrapped them in cloth napkins to give it a high end feel.
Did you hear me say ‘cloth napkins’ and think ‘ANNA cloth napkins aren’t disposable!’ These ones were! I made them! Walmart has cotton for $2 a yard. I got 5 yards and cut 18″x18″ squares which gave me 40. You could hem the edges but when you are going to throw them away, who cares?! I washed them after cutting them and let the edges fray a little. It gave kind of a rustic vibe and I liked it a lot. This was another one of those things people asked me if I was SURE they could throw it away! You could probably save these and use them again, but I decided I only do this every other year, I can fork out another 20 in 2019!
I have never been to a dinner with napkin rings. I wanted to make my cloth napkins the focus so decided to use my Cricut to make them a little special. I used some faux suede and created this really cool look! Want a tutorial? I have one on the way!
If you’ve been following me this Christmas you know I am doing a bit of a blush pink theme. This is because avocado dyeing is my new obsession. I had some left over swaddle material from my Etsy store and decided to use it as a little runner. It turned out to be so beautiful!
The greenery is from a garland I found at Costco. I have been using this garland for everything! I made these little mini hoop wreaths with it as well.
The last thing I did to make my guests feel a little more at home was add some wood slice ornaments with family photos on them. I have a tutorial for this coming soon too!
What do you think? I can’t tell you how happy I was throwing this away at the end and seeing it looking beautiful while we enjoyed it!